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Deputies nab suspects smuggling 150 pounds of pot into US

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Cesar Castillo Aguirre (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Cesar Castillo Aguirre (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Felix Lopez Saenz (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Felix Lopez Saenz (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Francisco Ernesto Reyna (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Francisco Ernesto Reyna (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Deputies seized about 150 pounds of drugs after witnesses the suspects loading up bales of marijuana on the freeway.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the suspects were smuggling the marijuana, valued at more than $130,000, into the U.S. from Mexico on Thursday night.

MCSO said as deputies approached, one of the vehicles fled and crashed into a tree. Four people bailed from the truck leaving behind nearly 150 pounds of marijuana. Authorities are still looking for the four suspects.

Deputies stopped a second vehicle and found three people and a loaded .45 cal handgun inside.

Cesar Castillo Aguirre, 28, Francisco Ernesto Reyna, 25, and Felix Lopez Saenz, 29, were all booked into Fourth Avenue Jail on drug charges.

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